In most cases, if one picks a discussion (write-up) on the issues presented as part of the literature review for a thesis, I should be able to appreciate the issues of on the subject matter from a theoretical, conceptual and practical perspective and from an international to a local perspective? This paper provides a resource base as to the whats and hows of a literature review.
Importance of Literature Review
a. First identify the broad variables that underpin your research.
For this particular topic the main thrust embody rural areas, rural education, and rural poverty. If the topic were to embody the nature and causes of poor educational attainment, then the issue of "The Factors that determine Educational Attainment" would come to the fore. Similarly, if I were to look at the causes of poverty and their effects I would also need to establish from literature what have been the causes of poverty especially in rural areas and draw critical comparison with urban areas as the subject matter implies that possibly there are varying issues of poverty and education in urban and rural areas. Because of these perspectives, the persons presenting his/her views on this topic would need to provide and discuss topics that would help anyone appreciate the subject matter being discussed as done below: